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Fat Man
By Maurice Gee

The Fat Man


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Fat Man by Maurice Gee

Book Awards

  • Winner of AIM Children's Book Award: AIM Book of the Year 1995.
  • Winner of AIM Children's Book Award: Junior Fiction Category 1995.

Book Description

When people like Herbert Muskie take up residence in your mind, there's nothing you can do to get them out. Colin Potter is a skinny boy, hungry for chocolate. Herbert Muskie is enormously fat, hungry for revenge. A dramatic encounter down at the creek forges an unhappy alliance between the vindictive man and the fearful child. But who is the fat man and why does he hate the people of Loomis? What guilty secrets are hidden in the past and why are Colin's parents such special targets? A taut thriller from the award-winning author of The Fire-Raiser, Salt and Gool. Also available as an eBook

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143304074
ISBN-10: 0143304070
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

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